Shelley's Best #1

Welcome to my new blog, which I will strive to keep up with on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, time permitting. The reason I started this particular blog is because I come across so many fabulous things (for the home, for the garden, for the body) on a daily basis, and I often get asked where I find the "thing", so I decided to curate and share. I also happen to be as huge a lover of Fashion Design as I am for Interior Design, and it's with excitement and joy that I my share my beautiful "findings" with you. Here there should be something for everyone, no matter what your aesthetic is.

I'm launching my blog this week with some fun items, some of which I own, and others that I wish I owned! This blog does contain affiliate links which will not affect your purchase price in any way. Each item is easily shoppable by merely clicking on the image at which time you will be taken directly to the appropriate website for immediate purchase. It's as easy as that! Any questions, you know where to find me.

Here goes and enjoy some weekend (or any time) shopping! ........

First up, this awesome wood 3-Tier Round Serving Tray from #a&bhome. This item allows you to organize all your essentials without any hassle, is a perfect decor piece to display your accessories, and of course is great to serve your delicious cupcakes (recipe to follow in a future blog), cookies, savories or anything that tickles your fancy.

Next from #serena&lily, inspired by a Scandinavian design from the 60's, is this awesome double hanging (yes it fits 2) rattan chair with a crisp white trim. This is one of my favorite pieces that I have yet to use in a project, but I seriously can't wait for the opportunity. I think this is so cool. Add a comfy pillow in one of Serena & Lily's signature fabrics for a pop of color, and you'll be all set. And not to worry, a heavy-duty loop and rope ensures that this is super sturdy.

This Masters chair, an original from #kartell, was created by legendary French designer Philippe Starck, as homage to the masters of contemporary design: Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen and Arne Jacobsen. For more than 60 years, this Italian company has brought continual evolution to the materials, design, and color spectrum of it's signature polycarbonate creations, each dreamed up by some of the most creative minds in the design industry. Great for indoors or out, and easy to incorporate into most styles.

Now let's move on to the home. This awesome little bowl from #plattersandpearls,(this is a home based business and the owner is a very special friend of mine) which comes in a set of 3, will probably be one of the most useful things you will own in your kitchen, both for everyday life and for entertaining. This aluminum bowl measures approximately 5" in diameter, and is great to serve nuts, olives, candies, pickles, dips, etc. You will receive 10% off this purchase (and your entire purchase) by entering the code "Shelley10". I personally own 8 of these bowls and use them frequently.

This little beauty which stems from #target, nothing less, is one of my favorite pieces in the #opalhouse range. This white porcelain vase has a clean sleek look and is easy to incorporate into any color scheme and any decor style. The tiers of node like protrusions create visual interest and dimension for an accent piece that really pops and has style. Display this vase on it's own as a unique accent piece, fill it with your favorite flowers, or pair it with the bowl below. Either way you have a winner!

Another delightful piece from the #opalhouse range available at #target is this round decorative porcelain bowl which complements a wide range of decor styles and offers endless styling opportunities. The textured accent around the exterior creates a standout look. Place this on your coffee table and fill with candy or moss balls, or add it to your console table as a catch-all for small items that often go missing. Pair with the vase above or style alone, either way you can't go wrong.

And now for some summer fun in your closet - loving this super versatile, super comfy suede espadrille wedge sandal from #dolcevita available at #nordstrom. This is available in 2 neutral colors (this color and cognac/saddle). It's essential to have an espadrille in your wardrobe this summer, and this sandal will be sure to take your outfit to a whole new level!

Here we have some lovelies from #marcfisher, I always love his shoes. This open toe leather slip on espadrille with twisted strap design and silver-tone round stud detail will probably be one of the most useful pairs of shoes you will own this season. Gorgeous with dresses, skirts or pants, and super comfy with the nice thick 1.78" platform under the toe. This shoe is also available in dark blue suede.

Whilst this sneaker is a little more on the autumn/spring side of things, it really is a great year round sneaker from #halogen available at #nordstrom. I personally own these and have literally lived in them year round. The chunky rubber platform grounded by star-shaped treads details this easy slip-on sneaker with elastic-goring insets. No wardrobe is complete without a good comfy sneaker, AND a leopard print one at that! Made from genuine calf hair upper with synthetic lining and sole you're going to love this one.

With SOOOOOOO many sunglasses to choose from, I decided to include these in the mix from #warbyparker, because I tried them on and I'm seriously considering purchasing them for myself. They are super fun, easy to wear, a little unusual without being too in your face, and they don't scream a particular style. Go try a pair and see for yourself and I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Other color options available.

Meet #baubelbar's best-selling Alidia ring! When I came across this ring (being the jewelry lover that I am) I just had to include it. I love the colors (it does come in solid colors too), I love the look, and I love the incredible price. A chic array of baguettes feels decidedly on-point for both daytime fare and evening occasions alike. Made of glass stones, zinc casting, shiny gold plating and is hypoallergenic.

Another option from #baublebar, combining two of the season's most coveted trends, these Devri Resin Hoop Earrings are something that no jewelry lover should be without. In fact, these lightweight stunners transition effortlessly from the home to the office and will bump your outfit up a notch day or night.

And last but not least, whilst this awesome jacket is a little on the wintery side, why not buy it on the #bananarepublic sale (they always have one going on) and wear it a little during the transitional season, and then put it away for next winter? This is the perfect transitional piece with it's sporty hood and raglan sleeves. It's made in a soft, sturdy wool blend with a double-faced construction for extra warmth. It has a snap front closure, on-seam front pockets and it unlined for a sleek look and easy layering. I recently purchased this jacket and it is fast becoming one of my favs! Also available in gray (almost bought that one too!)

That brings me to the end of my first #shelleysbest" blog. Hope you all enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed creating it. Please feel free to share your feedback in the comments section below and I look forward to hearing from you all.

Have an awesome and relaxing weekend friends!

Lots of love,

Shelley xxx

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